Schöningen, Germany2018-03-13T15:51:38+00:00

The archaeological site of Schöningen is part of a brown-coal mine area located in the northern foreland of the Harz Mountains, in Lower Saxony State (Germany). Since the 90’s, several archaeological sites have been discovered in this mine area and have been dated to the late Middle Pleistocene. Schöningen is known for its particularly well preserved organic artefacts mostly represented by large mammal bones and wooden artefacts.  Since the first discoveries, the results of a multi-disciplinary research (archaeozoological, botanical, geological, functional (use-wear and residue)) contribute to a better understanding of the lower Palaeolithic subsistence activities.